Italian Green Bean and Pasta Salad

Italian Green Bean And Pasta Salad Recipe

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Jeanne Gray


Sometimes pasta salads have too many ingredients and are too complicated. Sometimes the best things in live are simple. This recipe is one of those: simple but great!


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6 - 8
20 Min
10 Min


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  • 1 lb
    fresh green beans, washed and snapped into ¾” pieces
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    canola oil
  • 12 oz
    mixed rotini pasta (green, white & red ), uncooked
  • 1/3 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dried crumbled italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    dried dill weed
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced (1 teaspoon fresh minced)
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • 1/3 c
    thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chopped basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    diced pimentos

How to Make Italian Green Bean and Pasta Salad


  1. Steam green beans for 6½-7 minutes, or until crisp, but tender. Immediately take from steamer and place in very icy water, with ice cubes. Set aside.
  2. Bring several quarts of water to boil. Stir in 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. oil. Stir in rotini pasta. Boil for about 6 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water. Mix the pasta into the green beans, add more ice cubes and stir.
  3. Place red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, sugar, salt, Italian seasoning, dill weed, garlic, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, Dijon mustard and parsley in jar and shake vigorously.
  4. Drain pasta and beans in colander. Place pasta and beans in a large bowl and toss with Parmesan cheese, scallions, basil and pimentos. Add ½ cup of the salad dressing and toss well. You may add a bit more salad dressing if salad seems dry. Save the remaining dressing for another use. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

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About Italian Green Bean and Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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